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16 March 2011

  • 16th March 2011

    Democrats launch Respect for Marriage Act to repeal US federal ban on gay marriage 17

    Democrats in both houses of Congress are fighting to end the ban on gay marriage

    11:49 PM — Democrats in the both the House of Representatives and the Senate will launch bills to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal ban on same sex marriage.

  • Maryland gay marriage bill dies 9

    The gay marriage bill has died for this year

    5:31 PM — The effort to legalise gay marriage in the US state of Maryland has died for this year. Supporters of a marriage equality bill could not find enough votes for the measure to pass in the House.

  • Restaurant review: 1901 11

    1901's decor matches its name

    4:27 PM — Just minutes away from the filthy glam of gay ghetto Shoreditch, 1901’s interior is truly grand with high ceilings and a huge winding staircase that places it perfectly in the period of its name. The dining room itself is even more special – giant ceilings and cathedral-like pillars look up towards a huge dome of intricate stained glass.

  • Government to make announcement on gay blood donation 104

    An announcement is expected in the "near future"

    4:10 PM — The government is to make an announcement on gay men donating blood "in the near future", a health minister said today. Anne Milton, responding to a Commons question, said the issue was currently under consideration.

  • Brighton Pride to charge up to £17.50 entry fee 57

    Brighton Pride is to charge entry for the first time

    3:31 PM — Brighton Pride tickets sold on the day will cost £17.50, it has been announced. This is the first time the festival has charged party-goers an entry fee and organisers say it is necessary to ensure safety.

  • New York teenager ‘beaten to death by anti-gay party-crashers’ 26

    Saturday's incident took place in the Queens district of New York

    1:42 PM — A New York teenager was beaten to death last week by homophobic party-crashers who shouted anti-gay slurs, witnesses said. Anthony Collao, 18, who is understood to have been straight, was punched, kicked and beaten with a pipe.

  • Bradley Manning’s father criticises prison treatment 18

    Bradley Manning is being held in a military jail

    12:12 PM — The father of Bradley Manning has criticised his son's treatment in a military jail. The US soldier, who is understood to be gay, is accused of leaking secret cables to WikiLeaks.

  • East End Gay Pride cancelled 366

    East End Pride has been cancelled

    12:04 PM — East End Gay Pride has been cancelled, the organisers have announced. In a statement this morning, they blamed "personal attacks" and a "personal vendetta" against them by local gay campaigners.

  • Peter Tatchell says East End Gay Pride should be postponed 69

    Peter Tatchell said the march should be cancelled

    11:08 AM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has withdrawn his support for next month's East End Gay Pride and is calling for it to be postponed.

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